The somewhat-recently launched StackStatus website requires www in order to properly resolve. Without it, the connection to the website will eventually time out.

For clarity:

This is inconsistent with current network-wide practices, for example on Stack Overflow, where https://stackoverflow.com/ resolves correctly.

I recognized this when I attempted to navigate to the site via the link provided in this recently-featured announcement. I've adjusted the link there to use the currently-working URL for the time being.

Could the URL without www preceding it be adjusted to resolve to the Stack Status site?


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While we won't be able to immediately address the behavior of the URL without www. (ref: Josh's comment), I have created a work item internally to ensure that all of our outward-facing links to the status page are presented with https:// and www.. Currently this is inconsistent in our codebase, primarily because many of the "offline" pages are - by definition and necessity - static HTML files that don't pull from some common environment variable or database.

That work is now complete as of 2022-11-28, described here:

That said, for the reported symptom in this report will be separate, and currently has no defined timeline.


FYI: https://www.isstackoverflowdownforeveryoneorjustme.com works with and without HTTPS, with and without "www."

  • uh... that's a long link. A shorter one would be better... something like: issedown.com Sep 8, 2022 at 3:59
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    Never heard/seen that.... when was this domain created? Sep 8, 2022 at 11:34

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